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Belfast slang glossary


Catch yerself on - stop talking nonsense

 

Craic (pronounced "crack")- various meanings including the score, the story, the information, news, fun

 

We're elected - everything is going as planned

 

My bangers went - I lost my nerve

 

Hallion - a person you dislike yet can't help secretly admiring

 

Strap - credit


Half gate - half of the agreed transaction fee


Scone - head

 

Barrack buster - a three litre bottle of cider

 

A bowler hat - a rat

 

Keep her lit - keep your energy levels up. Also used as general words of encouragement

 

Gilt edge - that is very good indeed


Wee buns - that's very easy


Calm your jets - there is really no reason to become stressed about this


You're doing my box in - I find you very annoying and I also resent the fact that you are attempting to play psychological games with me

 

Suck the back of them - you are talking nonsense and I am not going to do what you suggest

 

All day long - general affirmation (eg certainly, yes, always or a lot)

 

She hugs the altar rails - she is very religious

 

You'd eat the balls off a skunk - you have a voracious appetite

 

The only flies on me pay rent - I'm not as stupid as you think I am

 

Away on - I'm not going to do that or I don't believe you

 

On the tear - out for the evening determined to have fun and to drink lots of alcohol

 

Relax your cacks - there is no need to get stressed


Stall the ball - wait a moment


I'd hate to send yous to get a loaf of bread - you took a very long time

 

Header - someone with a volatile and possibly psychopathic personality


Am I some pup or what - I'm feeling very pleased with myself


Windy - window


Childer - children


Sliding - sneaking away


Pluck - stolen goods or freely obtained goods


Pasty bap - burger bun containing a burger cooked in batter


Wind your neck in - don't get upset when you've no real reason to be upset


Sin e - Irish for 'that's it'

You're a quare boy - you are some boy; aren't you great?


My balls are beef - I'm in deep trouble


Walthead / Bullroot - dickhead



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